Revelation 10:1-11

10  And I saw another angel, a strong one, come down out of the sky, wrapped in a cloud, the rainbow on his head and his face like the sun and his legs like pillars of fire, 2  and with a little open book in his hand; and he set his right foot on the sea and his left on the land, and cried out loudly, as a lion roars. 3  And when he cried out, the seven thunders spoke with their peals. 4  And when the seven thunders spoke, I was going to write, and I heard a voice out of the sky say “Seal up what the seven thunders spoke and do not write it.” 5  And the angel that I saw standing on the sea and the land lifted his right hand to the sky 6 * and swore by him who lives forever and ever, who created the heavens and what is in them and the earth and what is in it and the sea and what is in it, that there should be no more delay, 7  but in the days of the blast of the seventh angel, when he was to sound, God’s secret plan as he had communicated it to his servants the prophets would be all done. 8 * And the voice that I had heard out of the sky I heard speaking with me again and saying “Go take the open book in the hand of the angel who is standing on the sea and the land.” 9  And I went to the angel, telling him to give me the little book; and he said to me “Take it and eat it up, and it shall turn your stomach bitter; but in your mouth it shall be as sweet as honey.” 10  And I took the little book out of the angel’s hand and ate it up, and it was like sweet honey in my mouth; and when I had eaten it my stomach turned bitter. 11  And they said to me “You must prophesy again over many peoples and races and languages and kings.”


10:6 Var. omits and the sea and what is in it
10:8 Lit. omits I heard, but the form of the word “speaking” suggests it